Louis Vuitton, who has always worked with the very best designers for their various product lines, continues the tradition, with the development of their collection of timepieces. The watches, that I described in Part 1, arose from a collaboration with Gae Aulenti and IWC, were just the beginning. Much more was needed to break into the world of high-end watchmaking. In 2009, Louis Vuitton named Hamdi Chatti as Vice President of the new Watches & Jewelry department. Mr. Chatti, who had more than earned his spurs in the watch world, (he worked previously for Piaget, Harry Winston and Cartier) realised that he could only achieve his goal if he had the whole production process in one hand from the first sketch to the final product. Exactly two years ago, Chatti had to take decisive action, which resulted in the complete buyout of dial maker ‘Léman Cadrans’ and the independent watch atelier ‘La Fabrique du Temps’!
Have a look at Louis Vuitton’s new collection of high end watches that you’ll find in my report for RevoOnline.